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The UFC bantamweight title is on the line at UFC 289 when Amanda Nunes defends the belt against Mexican sensation Irene Aldana on June 8.

The first card in Canada since 2019, UFC 289 will take place at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, British Columbia. It airs on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S.

When she lost the bantamweight title to Julianna Pena in 2021, Nunes considered retirement. However, she couldn’t leave the sport knowing Pena was holding the title. Winning the belt back in dominant fashion at UFC 277, Nunes feels refreshed and ready to go against Aldana. 

Aldana comes into this fight on a two-fight win streak and has eight wins via knockout. “Robles” looks to become the fourth Mexican fighter this year to win UFC gold. A pro since 2012, Aldana respects Nunes and her path of destruction over the years, but reputations will not deter her.

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“For me, she is the greatest of all time, for me, she is,” Aldana said to Yahoo Sports. “That’s why it makes it even more great for me to be able to have this opportunity against her, to beat one of the greatest. I respect her, and it’s an honor for me, but as much as I respect her, for me, I’m coming with a mentality of winning,” Aldana said. “It’s not kill or die. For me, it’s kill or kill. That’s it.”

It is unknown how long Nunes, the UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion, will continue to fight at 135. Will she have any issues making weight for the title fight? 

What about Charles Oliveira, the former UFC lightweight champion who faces Beneil Dariush in the co-main event? “Do Bronx” was stripped of the belt when he failed to make weight against Justin Gaethje. Will he be able to make weight for what could be his final attempt at becoming a contender? 

MORE: Breaking down the entire UFC 289: Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana undercard

The Sporting News will provide weigh-in results for UFC 289. Follow along as each fighter on the card attempts to make weight.

UFC 289 weigh-in results

Main card

  • Amanda Nunes (c) (135) vs. Irene Aldana (135) for the UFC bantamweight title
  • Charles Oliveira (154) vs. Beneil Dariush (156); Lightweights
  • Mike Malott (169.5) vs. Adam Fugitt (170.75); Welterweights
  • Dan Ige (145.5) vs. Nate Landwehr (144.25); Featherweights
  • Eryk Anders (184.75) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (185); Middleweights

Prelims

  • Chris Curtis (185.25) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (185.5); Middleweights
  • Jasmine Jasudavicius (125.25) vs. Miranda Maverick (125.5); Flyweights
  • Aiemann Zahabi (135.75) vs. Aoriqileng (135); Bantamweights
  • Kyle Nelson (145) vs. Blake Bilder (145.5); Featherweights

Early Prelims

  • David Dvorak (125.5) vs. Stephen Erceg (125.5); Flyweights
  • Diana Belbita (114.5) vs. Maria Oliveira (115.5); Strawweights

What is Amanda Nunes’ height? 

Nunes is 5-8. 

What is Irene Aldana’s height? 

Aldana is 5-9.

What is Amanda Nunes’ reach?

Nunes has a reach of 69 inches.

What is Irene Aldana’s reach?

Aldana has a reach of 69 inches. 

When is UFC 289: Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana?

  • Date: Saturday, June 10 | Sunday, June 11
  • FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. BST | 8 a.m. AEST
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. BST | 12 p.m. AEST 
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. BST | 2:15 p.m. AEST (approx.)

UFC 289 takes place on June 10. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. BST | 8 a.m. AEST, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST. The UFC 289 main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. BST | 12 p.m. AEST.

Nunes and Aldana should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. BST | 2:15 p.m. AEST, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

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How to watch UFC 289: Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. June 10 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat. June 10 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sun. June 11 BT Sport
Australia Sun. June 11 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 289 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+. 

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass. 

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana PPV price: How much does UFC 289 cost? 

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

In the U.S., the UFC 289 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 289 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for the UFC 289 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

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Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $12.99/month

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

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